No need to become a Member of the European Parliament, a European Head of State or Government, a Member State Minister or Ambassador to experience EU's decision-making process!
The Delegation of the European Union to the U.S. has tasked three professors to work on 3 Model EU toolkits to help U.S. high-schools and universities run Model EU simulations in their classroom or on a larger scale. Those toolkits represent 3 different negotiation settings:
negotiation within the European Council (Heads of State or Government of EU Member States, President of the European Council, President of the European Commission)
negotiation within the Council of the European Union (Member State ministers and European Commissioner)
normal legislative procedure, with the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, with the European Commission acting as honest broker
The policy areas covered by those toolkits are about (respectively):
But teachers and professors can also use the general methodology and apply it to different policy areas depending on their main topics of interest.